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Shrek

7.8
140,094
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Original title
Shrek
Year
Running Time
87 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
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Screenwriter
Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Joe Stillman, Roger S.H. Schulman (Novel: William Steig)
Music
Harry Gregson-Williams, John Powell
Cinematography
Animation
Cast
Producer
DreamWorks Animation / DreamWorks SKG / Pacific Data Images (PDI)
Genre
Animation. Comedy. Fantasy. Adventure | Parody. Fairy Tales / Fables. Medieval Fantasy. Dragons
Movie groups
Shrek | DreamWorks Animation (Films)
New
Official Site
http://www.shrek.com
Synopsis / Plot
When a green ogre called Shrek discovers his swamp has been 'swamped' with all sorts of fairytale creatures by the scheming Lord Farquaad, Shrek sets out, with a very loud donkey by his side, to 'persuade' Farquaad to give his swamp back. Instead, a deal is made. Farquaad, who wants to become the King, sends Shrek to rescue Princess Fiona, who is waiting for her one true love. But once they head back with Fiona, it starts to become apparent that not only does Shrek like Fiona, but Fiona is keeping something secret.
Awards
2001: Oscar: Best Animated Feature Film. 2 Nominations
2001: Nominated for Golden Globe: Best Movie Comedy or Musical
2001: BAFTA Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay. 6 Nominations, including Best Film
2001: Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection
2001: National Board of Review: Best Animated Feature Film
2001: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 Movies of the Year
2001: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Animation
2001: Critics' Choice Awards: Best Animated Feature. 2 Nominations
2001: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
Critics' Reviews
  • "It's wondrous, it's fabulous, it's -- all but unprecedented."
  • "This spirited and often very funny lark accomplishes something that most films in the bygone Hollywood studio era used to do but is remarkably rare in today's world of niche markets: It offers entertainment equally to viewers from 4 to 104."
  • "An adorable, infectious work of true sophistication."
  • "It is the hilarious business of Shrek, a delightful new animated feature based on the William Steig book, to subvert all the well-worn expectations of its genre."
  • "The humor of the script constantly confounds expectations, and yet Shrek still manages to say all the right things to children."
  • "An unqualified triumph."
  • "Suggests a summit meeting between ''The Princess Bride'' and ''Bridget Jones's Diary,'' it has a decided charm of its own."
  • "A movie that appeals to the eye, mind, heart and funny bone; that's a pretty good quadruple for any movie."
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